Author Sanford Bragg

Sandy Bragg is a principal at Integrity Research Associates. He has over thirty years experience as an investment research professional. Prior to joining Integrity in 2006, he was an Executive Managing Director at Standard & Poors, managing S&P’s equity research business and fund information properties. Sandy has an MBA from New York University and BA from Williams College. Email: Sanford.Bragg@integrity-research.com

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Although Growing Quickly, Alternative Data Spending Remains Modest Relative to Buy-Side Spending on Research and Data

11/07/2018
Recent alternative data spending estimates from Aite Group prompted us to examine the topic more thoroughly.  In the broader context of spending on research and market data even the most ...
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Research Boutique Consumer Edge Adds Geolocation Data From Advan Research

11/06/2018
Expanding its alternative data offering beyond transaction data, Consumer Edge Research partnered with Advan Research to combine foot traffic counts with credit card transaction data on over 200 companies. Consumer ...
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Fourth Quarter Equities Off to Strong Start

11/06/2018
The following article includes graphics and analysis supplied by Mark Culpin, a cash equities business analyst with previous experience at Redburn and Credit Suisse. Market volatility in October boosted equities ...
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Greenwich: European Research Spending Down 20%

11/05/2018
A recent Greenwich Associates survey estimates that European asset managers have cut their research spending by 20% leading Business Insider to declare that “Bank analysts are getting crushed” but the ...
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Harvard Study Validates TruValue Labs ESG Sentiment Data (and MSCI ESG Ratings)

11/02/2018
A study by Harvard Business School Professor George Serafeim, a prominent academic on sustainability topics, found that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) sentiment data from TruValue Labs contributed positive alpha ...
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Spending on Alternative Data Increases

11/01/2018
Spending patterns on alternative data are beginning to rival outlays for traditional data, according to a recent survey by Dataminr.  Alternative data usage was prevalent among buy-side participants in the ...
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iSentium Loses Patent Case Against Bloomberg

11/01/2018
A US District Court judge for the Southern District of New York dismissed a suit filed by sentiment data provider iSentium claiming Bloomberg had infringed one of its patents in ...
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New Expert Network Aggregator Inex One Launched

10/31/2018
The growth of expert networks has led to a new approach: expert aggregation.  Stockholm-based Inex One was launched earlier this year to manage expert interactions across multiple expert networks. Inex ...
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FinTech Firm Sentieo Raises $19 Million

10/31/2018
Seven months after a venture round financing of $6 million, financial data platform Sentieo raised $19 million in a Series A round, as it seeks to aggressively expand its name ...
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S&P’s Outlook for Kensho: Positive

10/30/2018
In response to analyst questions about its pricey 27.5x acquisition of Kensho Technologies, S&P Global discussed its plans for the new unit in its latest earnings call. Following a question ...
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